Category Archives: Travels

An opportunity to catch up with old friends…

This time last week, I was on the Tube en route to ExCel to visit World Travel Market, a show dreaded by many (for its vastness and the fact that it’s in Docklands), but loved by me because it’s a … Continue reading

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Snap shots of Corfu town

 

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Last chance to catch the falling autumn leaves

Autumn has well and truly arrived, so there’s not much time left for leaf peeping.  Though North America  may be famous for its fall leaves,  the colour of the trees is equally striking in Switzerland and it’s so much closer … Continue reading

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Enter the world of thrillaxing

Last week, there was a piece in The Daily Telegraph on how the Olympic Games have inspired interest in active holidays, which combine fitness and well-being while away from home.  This seems to be a growing trend and some old … Continue reading

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Burned out and in need of a complete break?

I have to confess, I feel burned out and in need of a break…  it’s been non-stop this summer, keeping up with work commitments, as well as all the excitement and essential TV watching generated by the Jubilee and Olympics, … Continue reading

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Introducing “An aukward® case” – Stylish iPad covers, 100% British, the perfect travel accessory

‘An aukward® case’ is a brand new British-made iPad cover, designed and lovingly made by hand here in the UK, which is both beautiful and functional, offering your iPad all-round protection. The first thing a lot of people ask us … Continue reading

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Sunny Elba last week, rainy Cotswolds this week…

As the rain lashes my office window, it’s hard to believe that this time last week I was enjoying a flying visit to sunny Elba…  And look what the weather’s doing there now: If only… With thanks to Hotel Ilio … Continue reading

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Hurrah! My local is second best hotel in South West…

I’m ridiculously proud that the Manor House Hotel in Moreton – the little hotel at the other end of the High Street from me, no less – took silver at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards last night, beating some … Continue reading

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Happiness is a £10 note!

On Saturday, The Telegraph ran an article in which it claimed that going on holiday came second in a survey of the top 50 things that make people happy, while booking a holiday came 14th.  Sounds about right to me. … Continue reading

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The Tuscan island of Elba is a little beauty

I was lucky enough to spend last weekend on the Tuscan island of Elba…  Flying into Pisa, it was a mini adventure from there to my final destination, involving two trains, a bus, a ferry and a car ride, but … Continue reading

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